Naming Sytem in the Sukuma Society

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THE UNIVERSITY OF ARUSHA
WHOLISTIC EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

“NAMING SYSTEM IN THE SUKUMA SOCIETY”

A Research Proposal Written in a Partial fulfilment for the Requirement of the Course

ENSE 321 ENGLISH RESEARCH PROJECT

Submitted to: Lecturer MR. KILENGA

Submitted by: Student NORBERT L. MABULA

Date Due 15th of May 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION ONE

1.1. Abstract
1.2 Background of the Language of study
1.2.1Geographical Location
1.2.2The relationship with Neighbouring
1.2.3Classification of the Language (Linguistic affiliation ) 1.2.4Dialects of the Language
1.2.5Demography (Number of Speakers of the language )
1.2.6Status of the Language
1.3 Back ground of the study
1.3.1Statement of the Problem
1.3.2Objectives of the Study
1.3.3Significance of the Study
1.3.4Research Questions
1.3.5The Scope of the Study
1.4 Limitations of the Study

SECTION TWO

2. Literature Review

SECTION THREE

3. Research Methodology

3.1Research Approaches
3.2The Area of the Study( Targeted Population)
3.3Sampling Techniques
3.4Methods of Data collection
3.5Data analysis, Presentation and Interpretation Procedures 3.6Expected Outcomes
3.7Budget
3.8Time Schedule
4. References

SECTION ONE

1.1 Abstract
This Research Proposal intends to describe and to provide image of the Naming system in the Sukuma society, it will focus on factors or criteria that are considered during the naming process. Also the study will check on the purpose of different names given to children when they are born in the Sukuma society based on the Semantic aspect of the Sukuma Language. The paper also will observe the relationship between the Sukuma and neighbouring societies like the Nyamwezi. At the end of this research the paper is expected to fill the gape in the peoples mind or knowledge about the naming system by encouraging them especially Sukuma to value their language and traditions by adopting the names belonging to their culture.

1.2Background of the Language of Study

Kisukuma Language is one among the languages of Bantu speaking people found in Tanzania. The language Kisukuma is derived from the word Sukuma which means north. The people speaking this language are known as Basukuma (plural), Msukuma (Singular) (people from north). The Sukuma or Basukuma belongs to the largest ethnic group in Tanzania and the ancestors of the Sukuma were part of the extensive migrations of people speaking early forms of Bantu speech in the first millennium AD.

1.2.1Geographical Location

The societies of the people speaking Kisukuma are basically located between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa. The Basukuma or Sukuma region lies between 2` 10’ and 6`20` south and 3100` and 35`00` east. The Sukuma live in North West Tanzania on or near the Southern shore of Lake Victoria and Various areas administrative Regions of Tanzania like Manyara, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Geita and in other area of Serengeti that are found in northern side. The Sukuma land covers an...
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